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post #21 of 86
cierra, I could have written most of that post! Even down to the long drive to the birth center with plenty of time to alert everyone, yet they still won't stop asking. It would drive me nuts if all of my online contacts knew my actual EDD -- I managed to stay very vague about it generally, but the small group of people who knew the date are driving me crazy, anyway!

I'm sure we'll all be holding sweet babies soon, and this will just be a passing (though perhaps irritating) memory.
post #22 of 86
My husband wants to hold out for 10-10-10 as well, I have no prob with that except everyone bugging the hell outta me lately to have this baby!
post #23 of 86
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Originally Posted by BirthNut View Post
My husband wants to hold out for 10-10-10 as well, I have no prob with that except everyone bugging the hell outta me lately to have this baby!
Oh, I'm hoping for 10-10-10! It would also be awesome because it would be 1 day after my edd
post #24 of 86
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Originally Posted by outlier View Post
After reading this abstract, I've decided my actual due date is Oct. 12. l'm even going to print out the whole article and bring it to the rest of my prenatal appointments for when/if that pesky "i" word comes up. Why does every other animal get to have a gestational length based on actual data, but humans, arguably the most studied animal on the planet, get one based on something some German doctor wrote in 1830?

Sorry, I'm trying not to be bitter. Here, I'll dance it out:
Ohh this puts me at Friday! I'm cool with that. I have to admit I was hoping for 10/10/10!

My mom has been calling me every day and driving me nuts. She always has something "to tell me" like she tried hemp milk or bought a cat treat cookbook and giving me "helpful advice" which she is just repeating from me.

She tried to invite herself over on Sunday, I told her flat out no. She's trying to catch me in labour so she can come over, I've told her that if she showed up I would not let her in! She said she would just sit outside in the car!
post #25 of 86
Thread Starter 
HELP ME!

i was soo cool with being preggo up until today. im only 2 days over but im freaking out because i'm vbac and my hospital's policy on postdate vbac's is repeat section at 12 days over. really really really have to fight for scans etc to check fetal wellbeing, they just cut.

had to go in yesterday because babba wasnt moving much, turns out she is ok, her heart rate looked normal, if a little TOO varied for my liking. my blood pressure is up from 100/50 to 130/81 which im not too sure what that means etc only theyre not happy about it and have put me on BP checks every other day now?? they found no protien in my urine but my creatine level (kidney thingy) is looking to be nearing a slightly worrying level but nothing too major...just gonna have to keep having blood testing along with the bp checks? im a bit confused by all of this and am starting to freak out thinking i wont ever go into labour by myself. i have BH all the time, but that's normal, baby is spinning on her head from LOA OA ROA OP LOP and back again, which is cute but - wtf! She's confusing me lol JUST SETTLED UR LITTLE HEAD DOWN BACK OUT AND COME OUT ALREADY LOLLLL

sorry i know im rambling, im having a moment. confused SO tired and freaked
post #26 of 86
well now 40 w + 4 d. My doctors appointment is Friday. I am really hoping I can convince him to just to a S+S and wait until Tuesday or so to see me again. I cant hardly sleep anymore her body is to much in the way for me to get comfortable. my nipples have gotten way sensitive again and DS wants to nurse a lot. Been having mucous a lot more regularly when I wipe. Yesterday I was just anxious grumpy all day from prodomal labor. I am so ready for this to happen! But feeling like it is never going to. Such is life I guess.
post #27 of 86
gottecat, I'm 40 +4 today, too. I really thought something was happening last night, and now I'm feeling kind of bummed that it didn't turn into anything much. I had this complete shift in mood and energy, and major pressure in my pelvis to not be in active labor. My baby's been "low" for weeks and it wasn't just the usual "o, yeah, there's a baby head in there" feeling. Really intense. I was also contracting a good bit, but nothing more than a weird tightening feeling I had to verify by rubbing my taut belly. So I don't know.

This morning, nothing. The pressure's still there but not as strong, and I'm sure I lost a good deal of plug this morning (more at once than any other one time so far). What does it all mean? lol. I'm trying to be patient but I am really not wanting to have to go in for testing and such if he/she stays in there much longer.
post #28 of 86
I'm 40 weeks and 5 days today. I've been 2 cm dilated, 80%, -1 station for a week now, and I've lost my plug in chunks. Last night, I was awake with warm, rhythmic lower back pains and menstrual-like cramps. I just knew that this was FINALLY it. I swore that I would hold out until 42 weeks, but I've been working every day, as I only can take a two week leave. (The rest of my time "away" will include teaching still but coming home for office hours and grading, so it isn't quite as horrible as it sounds. My campus is 3 miles from home.) That is, I don't want to stop working until she is here since I only get 2 weeks away from the classroom. It is really hard to keep getting up and lecturing to a room full of students while having pretty intense BHs here and there. My MW, surprisingly, started talking about breaking my water for me this weekend. I agreed that I'm ready. Call me a sell-out, but I'm intensely happy to have the end in sight. I just can't keep working another week to 42 weeks (should it come to that), and since my body is already prepping, maybe I'll have her before then.

To all of you mamas with the patience to wait, you can do it!!!! If I weren't working, I might have the ability to keep going on with this pregnancy, but I'm just tired and depressed and discouraged. I wish I could be stronger, but I'm ready to meet my daughter.
post #29 of 86
went to the chiropractor today. everything was actually really balanced in my pelvis. heres to hoping that its a sign my body is about to go into labor. if nothing else I am much more comfortable after an adjustment though!
post #30 of 86
Im not overdue yet (just 37+2). I had my home visit with my mw today and she mentioned that taking 3 homeopathics might help prevent going way overdue. You take ONE tablet of the three every other day:

Caullophylum (take one day 1)
Cimici Fuga (take one day 3)
Arnica (take one day 5)

Repeat until baby makes his or her arrival.

I'm not all about getting that baby out as soon as possible, but having gone 41 +2 last time and less than 48 hrs away from scheduled induction, I'm considering options less aggressive than castor oil.
post #31 of 86
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Originally Posted by sheashea View Post
Im not overdue yet (just 37+2). I had my home visit with my mw today and she mentioned that taking 3 homeopathics might help prevent going way overdue. You take ONE tablet of the three every other day:

Caullophylum (take one day 1)
Cimici Fuga (take one day 3)
Arnica (take one day 5)

Repeat until baby makes his or her arrival.

I'm not all about getting that baby out as soon as possible, but having gone 41 +2 last time and less than 48 hrs away from scheduled induction, I'm considering options less aggressive than castor oil.
My midwife gave me a similar sheet with the addition of
Actaea racemosa(black cohosh) all 4 are 12C poteny.

The sheet also has the following for post dates:
Caullphylum 200c (2 pellets every 1/2 hour for two hours)
Pulsatilla 200c (same dosage as above)
Taken every other day.
post #32 of 86
I had a MW appointment today at 40w3d. Much to my relief, she did not say the word "induction" once (). I made a deal with her that I'll do a non-stress test at next week's appointment if it would make her feel better. She also wants me to start doing kick counts. I think I may do one better and log all of baby's active periods until that appointment.

Still no labor signs even though I've been walking several miles a day, spending hours sitting/bouncing on my exercise ball, eating fresh pineapple, drinking RRL tea, taking EPO, stopped all DHA supplements, and even tried dtd (which is quite uncomfortable at this point!). Seems pretty clear to me that it's just not time yet.

SouthernBette, it does sound like your body is gearing up to go into labor. I hope the threat of a weekend induction makes her come out on her own! If not, I hope everything goes well. I don't think it's possible to be both overdue and a sell-out.
post #33 of 86
41+3. No signs, still. I'm 17 days more pregnant than I ever have been before, and I'm getting really discouraged. I can't get any homeopathics, acupuncture, or even castor oil here, so I'm feeling really stuck. Doc wants to do a NST on Tuesday if I (God forbid) am still pregnant....I'm feeling weak, though...like I want to just show up at the hospital and ask for an induction. This is my last baby, though, and my first home birth, and I REALLY want it. I just can't stop worrying that there is some reason why he's so late for me.
post #34 of 86
Outlier: You seriously made my day. Thank you, darling.
post #35 of 86

Sigh....

I thought last night was it. But it wasn't . I was feeling heavy pressure and menstrual cramps all day. And then last night kept getting awoken with what I thought were early contractions. I was so excited. Then I fell asleep, woke up for good this morning and.......................nothing. Depending on which due date I go by (and there are 3 ) I was either due on the 3rd, due today, or due on the 10th. I *know* my baby will come when he/she is ready. Just don't like the teasing. Now I have to get through another day of trying to keep myself busy and my mind off labor. And it's raining like crazy. Gonna be a WoW day I think.
post #36 of 86
I was just really hoping it was last night. it wasnt and it was even really stormy lol. tomorrow is appt with OB and I will find out what he has to say about induction. (he doesnt like to let you go bast 41 weeks) and I am so done. but I dont want to induce I want her to choose when she is coming into this world... but I am tired of the insomnia and sore back and neck. I just want my baby. 40 w 5 d today....
post #37 of 86
Going for my 2nd stretch today, have had lots of cramps in the last 12 hours, this morning they have been pretty steady AND I lost my mucus plug! I had figured I MUST have lost it already and not noticed but last night I wiped and there was a tiny bit and this morning there was no mistaking what was on the tp.

I know this is going to sound silly but for some reason I thought it would be more plug like and less mucus like...honestly if I wasn't pregnant and that came out of any orifice I'd freak out!

My chiropractors receptionist kept confusing my due date at the 8th...I wonder if she will be right?
post #38 of 86
Pineapple Head: I was super excited about my plug. It just started coming out in small chunks on Monday, but I agree that it was more like something from my nose only more gel-like than what I had pictured. For kicks--and it is likely you've done this--try a Google image search of "mucus plug." Tons of fun, that one!

Gottecat: I'm right there with you lady. My induction is tomorrow, and I still feel a bit guilty, but 41 weeks is good enough for me. I'm tired, girl. Whatever you choose, don't beat yourself up. We all want the same thing--if not the same means to an end; every mother just wants a healthy baby to emerge. Good luck with your decision! I hope she comes TONIGHT.
post #39 of 86
Bloody show this morning! Woo-hoo!

Good luck to everyone today!
post #40 of 86
Went and got checked today 40wks 4days and i'm 80% effaced and only 1 1/2 dialated and she said she was at 0.... Birth center is an hour away so we packed our bags and we were mentally ready for her to come today, we stayed close to the birth center, walked the beach and the boardwalk and ate some lunch in hopes that her checking me would of stimulated some contractions but NOTHING not even cramping or anything.. when she was checking me she said okay you're going to feel some contractions and or cramping if it gets uncomfortable tell me when to stop. Well, I either never got ctx or cramping, or I just troopered through them? Afterwards I had some bloody show, and continued to bleed very lightly throughout the rest of the day, and some plug came out a little bit ago Although I am disappointed I was really hoping today was the day, and just had a 'feeling' ... and not to mention one of my bestfriends just had her baby and she was due 3 weeks after me, congrats to her, but I wish it was me lol. I'm having some light ctx now, but nothing really even noticable... maybe this weekend. Sorry to be a debbie downer btw, just a little discouraged. Fil coming sunday night from out of state so hoping shes here by then, and if not monday we all go to the hospital for monitoring :/ pleaseeee come out Emma Bailey we want to see your sweet face
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